When Carrie Fisher died, we all felt the blow and the release of her toxicology report is important only to help carry on her messages for drug addiction.
The news of Carrie Fisher’s passing hit us like a ton of bricks. For me, I had just met my idol not a month before. Truly it hit me like a family member and I know that I am not the only one. From there, it seemed that the media had continued to remind us of Carrie’s passing with each new day.
Now, six months after her death, the autopsy results have surfaced. Here’s the thing: they’re important but they shouldn’t change how we viewed our Princess Leia. Carrie, a fierce advocate for mental health and drug addiction, died with drugs in her system.
Okay. We don’t know if they were the cause of her death or if they had any direct result but we do know that she was still struggling and it is a message that she’d want us all to know and share. Carrie Fisher, in most her novels and shows, talked about her problems and wanted to help.
She always wanted to be a voice for those who felt like they couldn’t. And even her daughter Billie Lourd talked to People magazine, which also released the toxicology report, about the results and how Carrie would have reacted.
"She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby."
Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra
It’s hard to think about Carrie being gone. She was so full of life and such an inspiration to us all and that’s what we should take from this news. Again, it’s important to recognize that she did have problems. She herself admitted them.
But what she stood for and how she inspired us all is what is important in everything. It’s not about whether or not Carrie Fisher was a drug addict. It’s about her words and how she talked openly about her addictions to help those around her.
Carrie Fisher will always be missed but never forget, she died drowned in the moonlight, strangled by her own bra.